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of the voter-approved change in the state's "three strikes" law. cbs 5 reporter len ramirez asked, who gets out and who decides? len. >> reporter: that's right. some of the first people convicted under the "three strikes" law have been serving in prison since the mid 1990s. now some of those nonviolent offenders are going to be asking the counties they came from to get out of prison early and some of those from santa clara county might be the first out the door. >> these are all the three strikes cases where the defendants are eligible for resentencing from santa clara county. >> reporter: the names and cases contained in these red books could be among the first three strikers in california to be released under the newly passed proposition 36. >> this county was pro active because as the district attorney, i supported proposition 36. >> reporter: district attorney jeff rosen got ahead of the curve and began compiling the list even before the votes were cast. >> i thought that reforming the "three strikes" law in this way would make the punishment fit the crime. >> reporter: santa clara county h
future pushing for prop 30 but has been scrambling this week trying to avoid voter backlash. cbs 5 political reporter grace lee on how he has gone all out to prevent ill-timed tuition hikes. >> reporter: the governor was front and center in the days leading up to the election. he had his hand out saying we need billions of dollars for schools and for our universities saying we need that or else. so with voters consenting to increased taxes just last week those tuition hikes could really have been a political embarrassment for the governor. >> we have some breathing room. proposition 30 gives significant revenue over 7 years. >> reporter: and that means no tuition increases for uc students at least for now. it's a small victory for the governor after the csu board made a similar move just yesterday to avoid fee increases that were on the agenda. as the lieutenant governor pointed out it seems some political posturing is going on. >> yet we again dealing with the political realities of not wanting to appear to increase tuition or fees just shortly after the election have punted a lit
been named motor trend car of the year and that winner is a bay area product. cbs 5 reporter len ramirez at a tesla dealer in san jose where they are celebrating the model s' honor tonight. >> reporter: exactly right. you have to give the folks at tesla in palo alta and the people who build the cars in fremont a lot of credit. they have produced a world class vehicle that runs on batteries and is electrifying the automotive industry. the 17-inch touchscreen display to the disis a peering door handles, there was buzz about the tesla model s. but when motor trend named it car of the year, it was more. >> it is the equivalent of the academy awards. >> he has reason to be proud. designed in palo alto and built if fremont, the tesla model s is a silicon valley original that was supposed to shatter the idea of of cars being small and funny looking and it has. >> we wanted to build a car, an its own merit, a good car. so great utility, fun to drive, high performance and model s in all of those things in addition to being -- in addition to being electric. >> reporter: craig keith is a re
serving congressman from california. cbs 5 reporter ann notarangelo on how the up start pulled off the upset. ann. >> reporter: eric swalwell had an opportunity to unseat this long term incumbent when california changed its primary process and after knocking on 100,000 doors his campaign is claiming victory. it's a symbolic cleaning of the house, cleaning up after election night and starting fresh after a 40-year congressional reign by pete stark. >> there was a real craving for change and a craving for responsiveness for someone though would show up, be accessible, listen and have an open mind. >> reporter: but change isn't coming by way of party because eric swalwell is also a democrat. >> this is a performance change. >> reporter: the 80-year-old stark is an outspoken little balance. the liberal. stark's campaign portrayed him as a rookie. >> we embrace that. i'm a huge oakland as fan and they are pitching fast this year. it got them to the play-offs, it was all rookies so we embrace the rookie and was nicknamed the rook by our supporters and i think a rookie is just what congre
and the city wants to be ready when business is ready. in san jose, len ramirez, cbs 5. >>> new details tonight in a san jose murder mystery. police have just named a suspect. officers got a 911 call from a home on evangeline drive at 5:30 a.m. cbs 5 reporter joe vazquez shows us who investigators are looking for. >> reporter: he is the man who lives in this home behind me the home where the body was found. let me show you his picture just released within the hour from the san jose police department. his name is troy nosenzo wanted for suspicion of homicide. san jose police are asking for help from the public to find him. >> he is wanted. there is enough information that the detectives feel confident he is involved and so at this point, that's the reason we felt very strongly to release his information in hopes of somebody calling it in. >> reporter: police are not releasing the name of the victim. they are only saying it was a woman. they are not even saying if she lived here. what we do know is that the suspect, troy nosenzo is married to patricia nosenzo who also lives here. she hasn't been
in san francisco. cbs 5 reporter kate coggeren gives us a first look at the rental units. >> this downtown building will soon be home to 75 disabled veterans. >> it is a safe place to be. even if they are in a shelter or in emergency housing or something, they are very vulnerable to predators, they are vulnerable to -- you name it. >> reporter: sorts to plow shares is the organization that spearheaded the project. the group partnered with federal and state agencies and the city of san francisco to gather the $30 million to renovate this building into veteran's commons. >> we've been at this since 1974. and it's very gratifying to have these resources come to bear. >> reporter: the units are equipped with a kitchen and bathroom, all ada approved. it will be a one stop shock for veterans, when they have access to health care and classes like cooking and yoga. it is a refuge they could not find in the city. >> i am excited. i didn't expect it to look as nice as it does. and living in san francisco, just a permanent place to live is a important thing. and once you have that,
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